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Jazz Fest to Return to New Orleans

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is expected to return next year in spite of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Randy Philips of AEG Live, a co-producer of the Jazz Fest, told Billboard.com that he is uncertain where, how and with what infrastructure the event will take place, but is certain it will all work out.

The Jazz Fest in 2006 may be held in New Orleans, but that depends on the progress made in the city following the hurricane, says Philips, or it will be in a nearby market like Baton Rouge. The festival normally takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, a short distance from the French Quarter.

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